[Event "GotM #39"] [Site "Oberhausen"] [Date "1961.??.??"] [Round "?"] [White "Albero, Roman Toran"] [Black "Tal, Mikhail"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A21"] [Annotator "Connaughton, Ken"] [PlyCount "50"] [EventDate "1961.??.??"] [EventCountry "GER"] {[%evp 0,50,25,-27,-6,-2,25,-27,64,40,67,52,41,48,102,85,143,131,141,30,70,50, 94,32,39,39,0,12,41,18,87,0,0,-40,-40,-40,-56,0,0,0,0,0,-83,-83,46,-51,0,0,0,0, 0,-224,-224]} 1. c4 {English Opening} e5 {Reversed Sicilian} 2. Nc3 d6 3. g3 { White gets ready to fianchetto on the long diagonal. The g2-Bishop is often referred to the English Bishop.} f5 {Always a courageous idea for Black. ...f5 appears in a multitude of openings, always with attacking ideas for Black but there are dangers that come with it. This move definitely weakens Black's Kingside.} 4. d4 {Attacking the center.} e4 5. f3 Nf6 6. Bg2 exf3 7. Nxf3 g6 8. O-O Bg7 9. e4 {[#] Going after the center again.} fxe4 10. Ng5 O-O 11. Ngxe4 Nxe4 12. Rxf8+ Qxf8 13. Nxe4 {As the dust settles it looks as though White has a slight spatial advantage and his Queenside is slightly more developed.} Nc6 14. Be3 Bf5 {[%csl Re3,Re4] [#] White's pieces on the e-file provide an opportunity for Black.} 15. Qd2 Re8 {[%CAl Rf5e4,Re8e4] Black has got his pieces going and is now applying pressure down the e-file.} 16. Ng5 {The best.} (16. Rf1 $11 {[%CAl Rf1f8]}) (16. Qc2 {[%CAl Gc2e4,Gg2e4]} Qe7 17. d5 Nb4 18. Qd2 $19) 16... Rxe3 $1 {[#] White of course can't recapture.} 17. Bd5+ $1 { But he finds a remarkable counterstroke that seems to earn him a perpetual check and a draw.} (17. Qxe3 $2 Bxd4 {[%csl Re3][%CAl Rd4g1]}) 17... Kh8 18. Nf7+ Qxf7 $3 {[#] But Tal isn't most people. No draw for him, he plays only to win.} (18... Kg8 {Most people playing Black would probably sigh and accept a draw with:} 19. Nh6+ Kh8 20. Nf7+ Kg8 21. Nh6+ $11) 19. Bxf7 {After the Queen Sacrifice, Black goes straight on the offensive with a blistering attack.} Rd3 20. Qe2 Bxd4+ {Black's pieces are swarming into White's camp with tempo.} 21. Kg2 Ne5 22. Rd1 {White tries to trade but Black always manages to keep a plurality of threats going with his replies.} Re3 23. Qf1 Be4+ {[#] Black's pieces are beautifully centralized in contrast with White's disparate, ineffectual forces.} 24. Kh3 Rf3 25. Qe2 Bf5+ {[#] And White, with his King rapidly running out of road, quits here.} (25... Bf5+ {White was losing material quickly and/or gating mated:} 26. Kh4 Rf2 $19 {[%CAl Rf2e2,Rf2h2]} ( 26... Re3 $19 {[%CAl Re5f3]})) 0-1
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